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If you’re looking for a career with purpose, the Mission might be the place for you!

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We value people who:

  • are ready to help others
  • are committed to equality
  • wish to work with an organisation that keeps mutual trust, integrity, respect and transparency at its heart.

We are on an exciting journey and are always looking for like-minded people to join us. Read below to learn a bit more about what we can offer you as a new member of our team and what we look for across our different services.

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Find out more about our services below, or click 'current vacancies' to go directly to our job listings.

Current vacancies

Residential services

The residential service keeps our transitional housing facilities running, providing support to our residents around the clock. At Te Whare Hīnātore and James Liston Hostel, people are supported in their transition from homelessness or unstable accommodation to sustainable and permanent housing by our team members in their roles as support workers, key workers, AOD specialists, psychotherapists and more.

Find out about our residential services

Street to home

The Street to Home team establishes relationships and pathways that make housing a real option for individuals and whānau who are experiencing homelessness in Auckland. In this team we look for people with skills across social services and housing who are keen to apply their talents to make a real difference for people’s housing journey.

Find out about our response to homelessness

Food security

While they do wider work aiming to address the cause of food insecurity in our country, the food security team also works to address the most obvious symptom – hunger. Our skilled team of assessment professionals and food procurement experts work together to assess the needs of people reaching out, and to ensure a steady supply of food to fill the more than 63,000 food parcels we give out.

Find out about our food services


Our health roles fall within two key areas, our Calder Health Centre and our Social Detox unit. The Calder Health Centre provides general medical care for some of Auckland’s most vulnerable people. We look for nurses, general practitioners and other medical professionals who are keen to make a difference for our patients who access the medical centre at a rate three times higher than the national average. Our Social Detox unit provides a unique service in Auckland - a safe, supportive environment for people to detox from addiction. The team is made up of support workers, AOD specialists and community workers who provide 24/7 support while our detox residents take 14 days to commit to their recovery.

Find out about our healthcare services

Distribution & retail

Our distribution warehouse is the powerhouse behind our retail op shops and our food networks. Our warehouse team receives goods (including food, clothes and more), our distribution assistants sort them and they’re distributed to where they are needed most, which might be our Food Security service, Haeata, the Op Shops, our Foodlink partners, or direct to whānau in the community who need food or clothes.

Find out about volunteer roles here

Support & management

Like all well-oiled teams, the front end of the business wouldn’t work without the support services. We recruit highly talented people across functions such as Finance, IT, P&C, Fundraising & Reputation and other corporate & business services. We look for people who can bring their expertise to support the Mission operations, while also connecting with our purpose.

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